The Highest Paid Athletes of 2023

Forbes has released its annual list of the World’s Highest Paid Athletes.  And Cristiano Ronaldo tops it, thanks to a move from Manchester United to Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr.  The next two spots are also held by soccer players.

Speaking of Saudi money . . . Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson made bank by leaving the PGA Tour for the Saudi-backed LIV Golf.

Here’s the Top 10:1.

Cristiano Ronaldo,  $136 million.

2.  Lionel Messi,  $130 million.

3.  Kylian Mbappé,  $120 million.

4.  LeBron James,  $119.5 million.

5.  Boxer Canelo Alvarez,  $110 million.

6.  Dustin Johnson,  $107 million.

7.  Phil Mickelson,  $106 million.

8.  Steph Curry,  $100.4 million.

9.  Roger Federer,  $95.1 million.

10.  Kevin Durant,  $89.1 million.